Open Reel Video

Open Reel Conversion Company Toronto & GTA

We offer a full range of services to convert and transfer your Open reel tapes into digital file or DVD/Blu-ray format. Call us at 416 479 0903 for a Free Quote.

Open Reel is a format of analog video that would play off spools of magnetic tape, first developed in the 50s as a trial to see if Video could be recorded onto a similar format to audio.

Data is recorded to the magnetic tape by Recording Heads that pass along the magnetic video tape as it wraps around spinning drums, and is capable of recording alongside audio.

The earlier, experimental iterations of the format were considered failures, requiring impractically large reels (21”), running at 200” per second, only to produce poor image quality. This wasn’t a sustainable model for the marketplace.

Around the same time, Transverse and Helical Scan prototypes were being developed that allowed for a greater amount of data to be read off less tape by recording the data at an angle across the width, opposed to a straight line down the length of the tape.

In the 1980s, the broadcasting industry would land upon the Helical Scan design as the industry standard, as it offered a clean still-frame and pause solutions, where designs such as the Quadraplex were incapable of producing coherent images while the tape stopped.

The advent of open reel technology brought along new broadcasting practices that have since become commonplace, such as the ability to re-wind and Instant Replay during live presentations.


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OPEN REEL TAPE CONVERSIONS



720 x 480 resolution
MPEG4 SD or DVD
PAL or SECAM $3/tape extra
 
1920 x 1080 resolution
MPEG4 HD
PAL or SECAM $2.50/h extra
Blank space / blue screen removed
Native resolution
MOV, AVI & other formats
PAL or SECAM $2.50/h extra
Blank space / blue screen removed


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HOW IT WORKS



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Call: 416 479 0903
Toll free: 1 866 559 1163
E-mail: info@digitaltreasury.ca
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Logistics

Logistics

Visit one of our 3 GTA locations
Ship your materials to us
Have us pick up from you

Digital solutions

Digital Solutions

Digital files on:
USB / hard drive / the Cloud
DVD / Blu-rays



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We have a very rigorous Quality Control process which gives us the confidence to say that we completely stand behind our work and guarantee the results. If there are any issues with the quality or performance of the digital materials created we will reprocess those materials at our expense, no questions / no hassles.

We are committed to ensuring the Privacy and Security of our clients information:

  • All client materials (both physical and digital) are tagged, tracked and stored in a secure location and returned to the client upon completion of the project.
  • All digital files are archived and securely stored offline (LTO-6 Tape Drive) for 14-days post receipt before our deletion protocol is initiated.
  • All services are performed in-house by Digital Treasury Group employees; no 3rd parties, no risks.
  • All Digital Treasury Group employees are required to sign a comprehensive Confidentiality Agreement.
  • We adhere to all aspects of the Canadian federal government's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).


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Etobicoke (HQ)

415 Horner Ave. #8
Toronto, ON, M8W 4W3
416 479 0903

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North York

265 Rimrock Rd. #2A
Toronto, ON, M3J 3C6
416 479 0903

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Burlington

3455 Harvester Rd. #3
Burlington, ON, L7N 3P2
905 635 7585

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OUR AFFILIATE PARTNERS


Ancestry.ca
Professional Organizers Canada
Canadian Museum Association


ABOUT DIGITAL TREASURES


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In 2014 Digital Treasures went fully commercial and became a part of the Digital Treasury Group (DTG). DTG is exclusively focused on being the highest-quality provider of full-suite media conversion and archiving services nationally. We operate under a fully integrated ‘lean’ business model utilizing industry best practices for providing low-cost/high-value digital solutions to the commercial, institutional and retail marketplaces. Our infrastructure has been purpose-built to (1) mitigate all potential risks associated with the handling and processing of a high volume of multiple media formats and (2) ensure the delivery of a best-quality digital solution fit to the client’s specific requirements. Our methodology is based upon 10 years of dedicated media conversion and archiving experience coupled with 15 years of leading-edge corporate experience resulting in the creation of what we know to be the “best in class” provider of these services in Canada.